Valerie Houston had just left school when she volunteered as a steward at the Brine 1982 World Lacrosse Tournament in Nottingham in 1982. She was taken under the wing of Carol Kleinfelder (USA) and trained to be a statistician, long before those of us in the UK knew about such things!
Val subsequently played for Scotland in the following six World Cups from 1986 – 2005 and went to the 2009 Prague World Cup as a spectator. Val captained Scotland and was Coach to Under 19s World Championships Squad in 1999. She was the Assistant Coach for the U19 Squad in 2003. She also made a valuable contribution to the women’s squads through her knowledge of Strength and Conditioning.